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  • Tourism

    15 Fantastic Cape Town Seafood Restaurants

    seafood By Becca Blond, 5:15 pm

    With two oceans in close proximity, Cape Town is ideally situated for fresh seafood. Accordingly, there are dozens upon dozens of restaurants focusing on fish, mollusks, crustaceans and calamari. Here are 15 of the best Cape Town seafood restaurants.

  • Business

    Obama To Visit Kenya In July, First Trip As President

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:50 pm

    In July, U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Kenya, birthplace of his father, as president. He will attend bilateral meetings and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual conference that connects entrepreneurs with international organizations, business leaders, and governments. The trip will build on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the White House said.

  • Agriculture

    Did Rock Star Bob Geldof Spearhead US Private-Equity Push Into Ethiopia? By Dana Sanchez, 3:14 pm

    Geldof is chairman of London-based private-equity firm 8 Miles LLP, which raised $200 million in 2012 to invest in Ethiopia. Now U.S.-based Blackstone Group plans to build a $1.35-billion gas pipeline to Addis Ababa. Hedge-fund manager Paul Tudor Jones is backing a $2-billion geothermal power project. And NY-based private-equity firm KKR & Co. bought control of a rose farm, Afriflora, WSJ reports.

  • Entertainment

    South African Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On ‘Daily Show’

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:03 pm

    Noah grew up in Soweto, the son of a black Xhosa mother and white Swiss father, NYTimes reports. The marriage was considered illegal during apartheid. Noah said he was taught to speak freely about anything — also illegal during apartheid. He speaks six languages. How did Noah land the job? Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said, “We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job.”

  • Business

    12 African Lace Styles Perfect For Weddings

    Lipstickalley By Julia Austin, 10:59 am AFKI Original

    Africa has produced some of the most stunning lace fabrics for women’s clothing. Sites like eBay, Etsy and Pinterest have pages and pages dedicated to unique African lace prints and patterns that are vibrant and often handcrafted. Lace can be fragile and can tear easily, but African lace is typically high quality, making it perfect for important events such as weddings. Here are some ideas that mix a little of the old with a lot of the new: 12 African lace styles perfect for weddings.

  • Features

    12 Things You Didn’t Know About Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan By Keren Mikva, 10:32 am AFKI Original

    Some Nigerians were concerned that opposition supporters would attempt to manipulate the ballots. Disregarding the police directive that people should leave the polling stations after casting their votes, Patience said, “After voting on March 28, make sure you follow your votes to the end. Do not leave the arena until the counting ends.” Nigeria’s first lady has been a powerful and controversial voice in her husband’s presidency. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Patience Jonathan.

  • Tourism

    Seeing Lions And Causing Trouble In Kgalagadi By Becca Blond, 5:31 am

    Here you’ll find a place where crimson and pumpkin meets cerulean blue on sizzling and flat horizon, where lanky male lions with manes as dark as the moonless night sky nap under camel thorn trees and wild dogs still howl.

  • Real Estate

    Why Are South African Listed Property Companies Seeking Assets Offshore?

    Photo: Sunday Times/Financial Mail By Staff, 4:55 am

    It is becoming increasingly difficult for JSE-listed property companies to find value and attractive deals in the local market, which has seen the offshore diversification spree continue. Industry players believe that the sector has turned over the last few years, with more property counters eyeing offshore markets as a result of limited opportunities in South Africa.

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